Central Maine Power

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Opponents of Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through the state’s western woods delivered more than 100,000 petition signatures to the secretary of state on Thursday, in their second bid to give voters a say on the project’s fate.

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State regulators have ruled that Central Maine Power will be allowed to continue sending disconnection notices to households with past-due balances during the winter season.

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A federal judge rejected a request from conservation groups to halt winter construction of Central Maine Power’s power line through the state’s western woods.

Three groups are challenging a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit for the project, and asked for a preliminary injunction while the larger case is adjudicated. But in a 49-page decision, Judge Lance Walker sided with the Army Corps and noted that so far, none of the regulatory review bodies has argued against the project.

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More than 230,000 Central Maine Power customers were left in the dark over the weekend. The company’s executive chairman, David Flanagan, says for some, the outage may last a day or two longer.

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Central Maine Power is postponing its plan to start clearing a corridor for its controversial transmission line through Maine’s western woods.

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For the third year running, Central Maine Power Co. has received worst-in-the-nation consumer satisfaction marks in a J.D. Power survey of electric utility business customers. On a 1,000 point scale, CMP received 692 points — the only mid-sized or large utility to rate less than 700 points.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded Central Maine Power a permit for the controversial transmission line the company wants to build through Maine’s western woods.

The 145-mile line would carry hydro-electricity from Canadian dams through western Maine and into the regional power grid, to serve a contract with Massachusetts utilities. The corps permit requires mitigation for wetland and other ecological impacts, and it is one of the last approvals the project needs.

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A new effort to give state voters a say over Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through Maine’s western woods is now formally launched.

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Three environmental groups are suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to require a full-blown Environmental Impact Statement for Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through the state’s western woods.

Central Maine Power’s controversial proposal for a transmission line through western Maine continues to draw attention from regulators and opponents. On Tuesday morning, the Maine Public Utilities Commission gave its final approval for a spinoff company to own and operate the project.

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The effects of yesterday's winds are still being felt by some this morning. More than 120,000 customers lost service around the state Wednesday, and early Thursday morning about 35,000 have yet to get it back.

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A group of southern Maine lawyers, business people and environmental advocates, including former lawmakers John Brautigam and Dick Woodbury, submitted a request for a Citizen's Petition with the secretary of state earlier this month aimed at creating a consumer-owned utility.

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Opponents of a 145-mile proposed transmission line through Western Maine are launching a second effort to let voters have a say on the project.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Central Maine Power is launching a $4,000 incentive for installation of 240-volt charging stations for electric cars.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's secretary of state won't be putting a referendum targeting a 145-mile  hydropower transmission corridor on the November ballot.

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